Max Hamrick of Colonial Williamsburg

Fiber dyeing brightened the lives of the citizens of 18th-century America in places like Williamsburg, Virginia. Here’s Max Hamrick, Colonial Williamsburg’s personable fiber dyer and weaver. Max talks about his book Organic Fiber Dyeing and about the use of Brazilwood, annatto, fustic, turmeric, madder, logwood, cochineal (dried insects, it’s true!), and more, keeping true to…

He’s a hand quilter extraordinaire!

When you hang out with over 15,000 members in the AQS MyQuiltPlace.com community, you meet a lot of interesting people. Today’s spotlight is on traditional hand-quilter Orville Roach. Orville has been quilting throughout the past dozen retirement years, just for fun. In that time, he has created over 50 quilts! It seems he’s always making a…

Quilt Takes a Life of Its Own

Meet Sheila Frampton-Cooper Her entry into the AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah, Kentucky 2013 Contest, titled FANTASYLAND, took home the TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award chosen by Libby Lehman. A huge fan of Libby, Sheila is incredibly honored to have been chosen among all of the entries in Paducah as Libby’s favorite. Creating such a detailed piece…